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other democrats in trouble including former detroit mayor kwame kilpatrick and jesse jackson junior. >>> with the departure of pope benedict, the catholic church is in a period of transition. there is a trend that has many catholics disturbed. religious correspondent lauren green on what is happening to catholic schools. >> they are frustrated that the school's close at the end of the year. >> when the decision time came, we were sure we met the goal. we at no time think it would close. then we felt it was in vain. >> in the 1950s, catholic schools were 13,000 nationally. today is less than 7,000. since 2000, 24% drop in number of schools. new york archdiocese of schools says this is not an academic issue. this is a finance issue. >> the cost per child is at an elementary school. roughly $6200. we artificially set tuition lower to make it as affordable as possible for all children and then we take it upon ourselves to make up the difference. >> attendance at mass down choosthere are fewer people choosing to make it a priority. >> if you're not a regular church-goer, perhaps getting
, hopefully the situation with jesse jackson junior and his wife will be straightened out. we need to be mindful of our congressmen and people in politics to make sure that they are taking care of -- number two, i would like to make a comment that we need to make sure that we are -- our congress, rather, is paying attention to what is about to take place with the automatic spending cuts, and we need to make sure the military is secure and not to cut too much of the military. host: that is monica in homestead. larry in hernando, mississippi, a democrat. seco last night, -- caller: last night we heard about getting out of her recession. these republicans are going to destroy the tax base, so we will be in a mess. i am a 56-year-old army veteran , and i think we are going back to the wild west. only police officers should be able to carry weapons. if you are going hunting, you should have to call the state and say you are going hunting. otherwise, we are definitely going back to the wild, wild west. host: have you ever owned a gun privately? caller: i own guns now. host: do you thin
live team coverage. jennifer franciotti is live in baltimore county. >> we begin with hallie jackson in washington. >> fema is asking people to be ready for power outages and for wind and flooding. the trucks are getting trapped in boston and new york. >> the good news if you like snow is we are going to have some. >> some? try a foot in the big apple. double that in boston. >> i order all non emergency workers to work from home. >> than 2000 flights have been grounded today. avalanches of snow in chicago. it could be for more intense than the northeast. that means hard work and grocery stores are seeing a scramble for shovel and snacks. >> last year we did use hardly any of our salt resource is. there's a lot left. >> this potential record breaker could be anything but routine. >> used to these types of storms in new england. use common sense. >> the storm is expected to intensify tonight into tomorrow. the weekend could be a positive . traffic to get in the way of snow trucks. >> what is like in the seat this morning?-- what is it whatin t n dc? >> probably similar to what you are
of the century here at home. >>> plus former congressman jesse jackson jr. pleading guilty to fraud. his father, the reverend jesse jackson joins me next. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> not a proud day. i'm sorry i low everybody down. >> former congressman jesse jackson jr. outside a courthouse yesterday after he pled guilty to charges that he misused campaign funds. he will be sentenced in june, so we won't know his fate until then, but right now his father, the ref endjesse jackson sr. joins me to talk about this and other topics. i want to begin by asking how your son is doing and your reaction initially? i
to be represented by jesse jackson jr. until he resigned. today in the primary to replace him, gun reform played a huge role in the race. we're going to have results and whatever explanation we have got about those results coming up on the show this hour. and as that illinois congressional election becomes sort of a test case for the democratic party's newfound muscularity and confidence on the issue of gun policy, well, today in washington, vice president biden kept up his very high profile schedule on this issue. the vice president taking this meeting today with a group of really not the usual suspects on the gun issue. and also today, one key legislator announced a really important decision about what is going to happen now on the gun issue. we're going to be getting to that. alaska, don't wet your pants. something is going to happen on guns. try to hold it together. >> furthermore today in washington, the collapse of one of the weirdest d.c. republican tantrums in this era in which we have a lot of weird d.c. republican tantrums as president obama's nominee for defense secretary finally got
of michael jackson's immediate family. you're not going to believe this one. >> 16 years old by the way. >>> later on one mother in her special delivery. two separate sets of twins. who are these boys and why are they so rare? you're watching "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by lunesta. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask you
a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? guilty as charged. jesse jackson junior tells a judge he's guilty of conspiracy in connection with a spending spree on donor's dimes. prosecutors say he spent $43,000 on a rolex. 9,500 on kids furniture and on furs. faces nearly five years in the slammer but he's not facing, at least yet, slamming in the media. why is that? judge napolitano is sounding the hip hypocrisy alert. >> we've seen articles in the blogs, papers come out tomorrow that, don't have d illinois after his name as you always see after the name of recently resigned public officials. jesse jackson jr. not a democratic congressman from the city of chicago, unlike when tom delay was convicted and you saw republican former majority from texas and duke cunningham. not the to minimize the crimes of one or maximize the other. >> but treat both the same. >> right. it's interesting how our colleagues in the media, especially the left flank, rejoice over the downfall of people they disagree with politically and try to not cover with great detail the downfall of thos
basically between lake jackson drive and dumfries road. so go ahead and choose your alternate route before you head out the door and plan early. i would suggest making using bristow road as your alternate route if you're trying to get northbound this morning toward the manassas area. 66 is not affected by this but i do believe it's a pretty serious accident so it could be there for a while longer. let's take a live look on the northbound side of i-395. looking good here at the 14th street bridge. there had been an accident northbound in the third street tunnel approaching route 50 so that may slow things down a bit more than normal. no issues to report here on 270. just slowing down a bit as you travel toward hyattstown and germantown. a live look at the beltway north of town at university boulevard which is looking good on the beltway. but as traffic continues to pick up this morning, many of you in virginia will decide to take a 495 express lanes. last hour we told you why many drivers, especially during the rush hour, making the b line for the lanes. but there are drivers who still refu
. >> this is great. >> she is part of a huge crowd of fans from our area to arrive today. kim jackson came from annapolis. a trip to have been planning for a while. >> we got our tickets when we beat england. i told my wife were going to the super bowl. >> others are still looking for tickets. there will be in luck if they have the cash. prices are still way above face value but have dropped a little on the ticket website. we met this guy tonight. he is a ticket broker. the prices will hold at about that level. he showed israel tickets with their embossed face and black light water mark. he said watch out for fakes. >> it sounds too good to be true it probably is. >> and do not have to worry about that at all. >> we got some more prices. want to have spent $3,000, you might want to jersey or t- shirts. the official licensed jersey, $135. >> thank you. it may have heard beyoncÉ is in new orleans had a per halftime performance. she was -- responded for the first time about the lip- synching controversy during the presidential inauguration. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ >> she is admitted to lip- s
... for overcoming personal adversity. up next: meet janice jackson. but first, if you want something to do ... ...then... here's a look at some events going on around town. to washington, d-c now, where a baltimore woman got a major pat to washington, d-c now, where a baltimore woman got a major pat on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. and as our kate amara show us... she has a way of motivating everyone around her. t-v hill. certainly after her super bowl performance beyonce' really is the hottest ticket in town ... up next: news on her mrs. carter world tour "john talks" after a week of what's been described as living inside a floating port a potty ...can you saw lawsuit? carnival faces the first of potentially many legal battles ... welcome back to 11 news saturday morning.. thanks for joining us. let's take another look outside with john. the first lawsuit against carnival cruise lines has been filed. the the first lawsuit against carnival cruise lines has been filed. the federal court filing comes less than a day after passengers of the disabled ocean liner "t
in their care. janice jackson also receive the citizens medal. she founded a baltimore-based nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. it is called women embracing abilities now. this moment took 29 years of overcoming personal adversity. at 24, she was hit by a car and paralyzed. doctors said she would be lucky if she would be able to move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength, she recalled -- she resolved to give some first- rate to others. -- resolved to give some of her strength to others. >> janice told us the most moving part what -- moving part of the ceremony was the moment when 6 slain educators from newtown were awarded medals for their heroic contributions. next, overcoming adversity. >> it phrase often used to talk about the ravens. >> rain and snow. see how cold it will be. >> the ravens became superbowl champions. >> you often hear triumph over adversity. some perspective of the emotional roller coasters that the team went through this past season. >> sean smith captors the sights and sounds. >> 33 seconds ago. the clock is running. 31 second
to congratulate the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee for her appointment as the ranking member of this subcommittee. we have had the opportunity to already work together previously and we have had some meetings before we started scheduling some of the hearings. we are looking forward to working together to strengthen our nation's borders. and i would also like to recognize the republican members of the committee. jeff duncan from south carolina. second term. he is a veteran of this subcommittee and second term in congress as well. we are looking forward to his service on the subcommittee and in the congress and i want to congratulate him as well as being selected as the chairman of the oversight committee chairman. steve palazzo from mississippi is with us. he is a c.p.a. united states marine. veteran of the persian gulf war and still is in the army national guard in mississippi. we appreciate his service to the country and congress and looking forward and he has interest in maritime issues. and congressman barletta who is here from pennsylvania. former business owner and entre
like to congratulate the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee for her appointment as ranking member of the subcommittee. we've had the opportunity to work together previously and we've had some meetings before we started scheduling that the hearings come the summer looking forward to working together to strengthen our nation's border. i'd also like to recognize the republican members of the committee with us. first of all, jeff duncan in south carolina, a veteran of the subcommittee and a second term in congress as well and were looking forward to seeing some of the committee in a sort they want to congratulate him as well as being selected on the chairman oversights that canadian homeland. excited to welcome him back. steve peluso from mississippi is with us. he's a cpa come united states marine, veteran of the persian gulf war and still is in the army national guard of mississippi, so we appreciate service to the country and congress and looking forward to interest and maritime issues in particular. congressmen barletta is here from pennsylvania, a former mayor a few thoughts in a
members of her family. >> you know, daisha is not here to kiss and it's a lot. >> denise jackson is a family relative who grew up with the children's father. she remembers the girls. 11-year-old daisha price, she's pictured on the left with her surviving sister. she ran back into the burning home to save her family. >> she went back in the fire to help her daddy. >> then there's the eight-year- old twin in pink. >> the twins, pinky, we call them pinky and peaches. >> the youngest, four-year-old patrice. >> the baby, she is just a sweetheart. she is very outspoken and she would have a ball of fun and she would be the ball. >> it's an unimaginable pain for one parent to bear. mom lost her partner in life and her three sweet daughters. >> i cannot imagine no one, nobody can really know what she is going through. really nothing that no one can say, but pray for you. because i mean, where do you go when you lose so many people at one time? >> the fire ripped through the home around 4:00 thursday morning in the 8600 block of lesli avenue and glenn arden. the mother and eight-ye
recognizes the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker very much, and we had an historic occasion last evening, but i rise to comment on a number of issues, and i first want to acknowledge and pay tribute to a texan that was buried yesterday in a tragic incident, chris kyle, a navy seal, who had served this country, loved this country and came back to his family and children and took a cause to help serve troubled veterans. and as he was doing so, along with his friend, chad, one of those troubled veterans shot both he and his friend. what a tragedy, and i think it is important to note the thousands who mourned him and the per session that took him to his burial ground yesterday and to say thank you for serving this nation but coming home to care about those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. that leads me to bring up this whole question of sequester. in my own city of houston, i was able to some four years ago establish the first posttraumatic stress disorder center in a hospital that was not a veterans hospital. t
jackson's years earlier. some accused clinton of marginalizing obama as the black candidate. let's watch. >> jesse jackson won south carolina twice in '84 and '88. and he ran a good campaign. and senator obama is running a good campaign. he is a good candidate. >> well, there you have it. let me ask you about a deeper question, not the cheap shots or the obvious analysis based on either sides point of view, david. you know this better than anybody. but the natural rivalry, the stuff that just happens because you have to be a rival. if barack obama is a transformational president, meaning he is the guy that did health care. he is the guy that has his successor elected, a democratic successor elected. he is the guy that starts a real era. can he win and the clintons not win? i mean -- can they both win, or is there a natural rivalry here between the two of them on history? >> well, there is a natural rivalry. but right now they're inextricably linked. i think that's what is interesting about this moment in history. for time really starting with the last campaign. bill clinton was needed by
jackson, jr. entered a plea to federal charges. he admitted to taking 3 quarters of a million dollars under a plea deal he faces between 46 to 57 months in prison. his father, civil rights leader jessie jackson was in court but had no comment after the proceedings. sentencing is set for june 28th. >>> sanford university has set a college funds raising record taking in more than a billion dollars in donations during this past fiscal year. that is the word from the council for aid in education. there is the 8th straight year stanford has been number one in fundraising among american colleges harvard came in 2nd at 650 million followed by yale usc and columbia. stanford's total received a boost with a 100 million-dollar gift from silicon valley investor robert king. >>> the chinese new year parade is right around the corner we're going to give you a behind the scenes look what you can expect in this year's parade. >>> beautiful night out there. no fog at the coast clear skies but it is going to get cold. i'll let you know how cold it's going to get in your neighborhood. we have the ch
jesse jackson junior pleaded guilty to taking campaign funds for personal use. >> not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> bret:iacson was charged with conspiracy. mail fraud and wire fraud. his wife sandra jackson admitted to filing false tax returns. both face prison time, fine and forfeiture. who are the most liberal and conservative senators? that is in the grapevine. up next, to frac or not to frac? that is the question. a lot of dollars are riting on the answer. [ fishing rod castin, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. did you know not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularity that won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. we all work remotely so this is a
-fil-as, crystal's, what taburger. where is the nearest one? it's still big. former congressman jesse jackson's facing jail time after pleading guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of campaign funds. a tearful jackson apologized to his family and friends. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams takes us through this sad case. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch, $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars, $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let e
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person was broke, they have $500 and they don't know the meaning of being broke. i love michael jackson, so forgive me, during the time everybody was trying to figure him out, michael jackson taught me two things. you can do whatever you want and you don't have to be black. even if you are black. >> that's the thing. the only things you have to do is be black and die. >> you don't have to be black anymore, michael jackson fixed that for us. >> all you have to do now is die. there's that. i have a joke, i don't know if i'm allowed to tell it. if not, it's -- imagine here is my favorite race joke. it's a young juish man bringing three girls home to meet his mother. he says i'm going to marry one of these three girls. chat with them a bit and predict which one i'm going to marry. the mom chats with them. mom, which one do you think i'm going to marry. she says this one on the right. he says mom, that's right, how did you know? shesays, i don't like her. all right. that's my race joke for the day. okay, i always appreciate having the humor and insight. thanks for coming and joining us. when
, president clinton landed in hot water after he declared candidate obama's prior to that in jesse jackson. >> jesse jackson won south carolina twice in '84 and '88. senator obama is not a good campaign here. he's a good candidate. >> well, there you have it. let me ask you about a deeper question, not the cheap shots and the obvious analysis based on either side's point of view. and you know this better than anybody. the natural rivalry, the stuff that just happens because you have to be a rival. if barack obama is a transformational president, he's the guy that has the democratic successor elected. he's the guy that starts a real era? can he win and the clintons not win? or is there a natural rivalry here? >> well, there is a natural rivalry. but, right now, that i hey're inextricably linked. that's what's interesting about this moment in history for the first time, really, starting with the last campaign. bill clinton was needed by barack obama and clinton loves to be needed. that's what carries forward. i don't think that dynamic will change now. for both of them to establish what they
this was resolved a long time ago when andrew jackson was president. >> well, we can go back if we want to all the way back to george washington if we want to go far enough back. so we all know even before thomas jefferson and how we became a country. >> i have no idea what that guy is talking about. nullification became a thing of the past legally in 1833, which is why plenty of people are saying the move in alaska is unconstitutional and will never, ever be enforced. >>> remember this? >> we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks, and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> well, if you thought binders full of women left the scene with the rest of 2012, you didn't catch "jeopardy" yesterday. >> here are the categories for you. hugo awards for science fiction. 1990s music. world place names. funny things people say. a bunch of stuff. potpourri really. and a binder full of women. >> a binder full of women for $400. >> she's the
stems from extra caution on the part of the network after it aired janet jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction. the network was initially find for that, but it was overturned. michael johnson has been convicted of the murder of phylicia. away from when you're the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics. >> the opening ceremony for the winter olympic teams is just a year way. the excitement is building, but it is not all smooth sailing. >> tonight, they needed official. one year until the opening ceremony for the game's. even as construction buzzes ahead, there are concerns. it is a subtropical gun. temperatures there reached -- so the tropical sun keeping temperatures there reached 59 in the mountains. they say that there will be enough snow to hold the games. >> we are collecting the snow from the previous season and using it the next year. >> cost has become a major concern. these are the most expensive that paralympics ever. cost overruns of brought the -- most expensive olympics ever. cost overruns have brought the price higher. the russian president is making his presence kn
traffic to get in the way of snow plows. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> taking aim at a controversial mta policy of recording conversations of passengers. has had cameras on buses since october. some want to outlaw the policy. >> by getting on the bus, you agree to be audiotaped. that is extorting poor people that don't have means to have a car. >> mta officials say the recordings are not monitored. >> the ravens to continue to enjoy the national spotlight. last by john hubbell appeared on "the late show with david letterman." >> were you happy with the game? >> i like the way it turned out. it started well. it finished well. >> we have some videotape during the blackout. what are you talking about? >> there was a concern about the restaurants. >> pretty good. >> i thought that was charming. jacoby jones stopped in to talk kimmel.mmy cam they are showing their personality. >> take a look at lebron -- or lebron should take his elected kid.ka look at this >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with producers giving celebrities dress-cod
was paid $2.5 million to perform which she didn't. michael jackson older son prince landing his first job. the 16-year-old will be a special correspondent on entertainment tonight. the move, a good one for jackson says he would like to follow his famous father's footsteps. >> police have the right to arrest the mentally ill on the street for skipping their medication. it's a question that has come up several times in the wake of multiple mass shootings and subway attacks. new york city police are taking one step past that. they are putting most wanted list of mentally ill patients and officers plan to arrest them. what would our constitution say about that? judge napolitano joins us now. >> you always give me the easy questions. >> gretchen: we might have a lively discussion, it's an issue that is complicated. if i come to new york city, you see mentally ill people walking on the streets many of them homeless and its dire situation. you say that rounding them up and rescuing is unconstitutional? >> it's clearly unconstitutional because the constitution says the only way i can arrest someo
for president, gator jackson is tweeting i would have had the water bottle closer. >> bill: big story. nbc broke it should have had the water story bottle closer. joining us now from washington kate obenshain republican strategist and kirsten powers fox news analyst. all right, powers. this is so ridiculous. this is really the crux of the story. this is so foolish does it show desperation on the part of the left to highlight this? what does it show. >> i have maintained for a while that the media is run by a bunch of 14-year-olds. i'm going to downgrade them to kinder gart necessary. the fact that this is the thing that they think the whole speech was about? i mean, look, it was a staff mistake. the water should have been closer to him. they have shown pictures of the studio. the light was like right on top of him. you know, he took a drink of water. it's really not that big of a deal. >> bill: why are they making it, powers. you know this world. you dine with these people, perhaps vacationed with them in the past. why are they making such a big deal out of it? because they are juvenile. complet
texas, ms. sheila jackson lee, as much time as she may consume. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman for vutch -- very much and thank him for convening this bold, historic special order. it's historic because it's led by the honorable john conyers, who has walked the historic steps that generated the actual passing of the voting rights act of 1965. i think it is appropriate to put on the record again as we've done often, that mr. conyers is the only elected firm, certainly member of the united states congress that can claim that they were endorsed by dr. martin luther king jr. i know that the honorable bobby scott and myself admire that and have benefited from the deep knowledge that john conyers has on these important issues. i would offer in my brief commentary this afternoon, to try to track the vitality of the voting rights act in a series of re-authorizations, that people can actually see that this is not legislation of whiners, this is not legislation that is not in love with america, does not believe in the freedom of america's values and choice and being able to vote unencumb
by the shifting of funds. in south carolina's second congressional district, the army base at fort jackson and columbia is expected to lose $75 million. the savannah river site will be forced to furlough hardworking employees, install critical -- and stall critical missions due to a possible $200 million cuts. both of these cuts will endanger our national security. the president and the senate have refused to negotiate until a possible solution until today. house republicans have voted twice to avoid sequestration. our nation has a spending problem, and we must address these issues before it is too late and our debt spirals out of control. the president should change course and begin working with both houses of congress to tackle the national debt which threatens american families. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. barrow: thank you, madam speaker. m
representatives from the lone star state, one of whom, sheila jackson lee, has distinguished herself in many different areas, but has been a thoughtful leader in the area of comprehensive immigration reform and currently the ranking member on the house committee on homeland security subcommittee on border and maritime security. and also is a senior member of the house committee on the judiciary and the important subcommittee on immigration and border security. we are thankful she is a long time champion of a fair and humane immigration system. and i yield the floor to congresswoman sheila jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: i would like to thank the distinguished gentleman from new york and the distinguished the gentleman from nevada. and i particularly want to thank them for hosting this vital discussion, this special order and pay tribute to them for doing a service to the nation. when we speak on the floor of the house and we come from different states, new york, nevada, texas, ohio, i think we have just about covered america. it has an amazing impact on our colleagues and certainly constituent
to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: my friend from massachusetts is absolutely right. what most america is waiting for is for us to address the very abyss that we put ourselves in, the cliff we put ourselves in. the fact that we became hostage to this idea of a commission that was necessary because we could not get members on both sides of the aisle to be able to work together on what should be cut. that's why my friends on the other side of the aisle had members who did not understand how government function. republicans did not understand that congress is a rainy day umbrella, this we are supposed to serve the america people. people can say that rome is burning or the cities and towns of economy are asking us to finally answer the question. under the laws that we adhere to, the president has a right to submit his budget. that should be very clore. no legislation here on the floor is going to dictate the president's budget. there is a law that is supposed to be said the first monday in
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